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'Russian forces' claim capture of town in east Ukraine

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Jan 20, 2023 03:34 PM IST

Russia-Ukraine war: The claim was issued by Russian-backed forces in Donetsk, one of four regions that the Kremlin claims to have incorporated into Russia since the war.

Russian proxy forces in eastern Ukraine said on Friday that Russian forces had had taken control of Klishchiivka, a small settlement south of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine.

Russia-Ukraine war: Russian proxy forces claim capture of Klishchiivka near Ukraine's Bakhmut(REUTERS)
Russia-Ukraine war: Russian proxy forces claim capture of Klishchiivka near Ukraine's Bakhmut(REUTERS)

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The claim was issued by Russian-backed forces in Donetsk, one of four regions that the Kremlin claims to have incorporated into Russia since the start of the Ukraine war in moves rejected as illegal by most members of the United Nations.

Klishchiivka, which had a pre-war population of around 400 people, is located around 6 miles (9 kilometres) south of Bakhmut, where units of Russia's Wagner mercenary group have been locked for months in a battle of attrition with Ukrainian forces.

Wagner said on Thursday it had taken Klishchiivka. Reuters could not independently confirm the battlefield claims.

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